Fola Adeola

Like the North wind blowing across the Atlantic, Tajudeen Fola Adeola’s astounding records manifest as inscriptions teaching all and sundry the pathway to being an illustrious mogul and distinguished gentleman. It’s simply breathtaking the way in which his records speak for him.

Thus, no amount of celebration would be too much or preparation too grand to appreciate the eminence of the corporate guru, a man of remarkable renown.

Fola himself understands this much; that is why he is leaving no stone unturned to celebrate his 64th birthday in a few days time, precisely on January 10. Like a dome of multi-coloured glass, the life and times of Fola, former MD of Guaranty Trust Bank, illuminate enlightening anecdotes for anyone who cares enough to view it. The anecdotes are as timeless as they are golden, thus as he turns 64 on January 10, family, friends and loyalists of Adeola are pulling all the stops to make his forthcoming anniversary a grand celebration. In 2002, Fola voluntarily retired from Guaranty Trust Bank after 12 years, successfully handing over to his deputy, Tayo Aderinokun.

Since then, Fola has served as the chairman or board member of a range of institutions including UTC, ARM, Lotus Capital, Eterna Oil, CardinalStone Partners Limited, Tafsan Breweries (board member) and Credit Registry Services. Fola Adeola is also the chairman of Main One Cable Company Limited.